Charaxes solon (Fabricius, 1793) - Black Rajah

Subspecies in India

(1) Charaxes solon solon (Fabricius, 1793) – Pale Black Rajah
(2) Charaxes solon sulphureus Rothschild, 1900 – Sulphur Black Rajah

  The subspecies sulphureus is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  The subspecies sulphureus is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh151122
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1212
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1226
Dadra & Nagar Haveli1
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat2132111844
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh3
Jammu and Kashmir UT11
Jharkhand
Karnataka64311197453
Kerala1212411
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1411
Maharashtra97414101221141111
Manipur
Meghalaya11
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1121112
Tripura53
Uttar Pradesh3
Uttarakhand21
West Bengal11115232313
Total2318177817173450402226
Dalbergia sissoo (Robinson et al. 2010), Moullava spicata (Bell 1909; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Pithecellobium dulce (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Tamarindus indica (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Bell 1909; Wynter-Blyth; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Xylia xylocarpa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Charaxes solon (Fabricius, 1793) – Black Rajah. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/charaxes-solon, accessed 2022/09/24.